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House Staff Benefits

Yale New Haven offers its residents and fellows a comprehensive benefits package. The following is a summary of the various house staff benefits offered at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Salary 2022-2023

PGY 1: $73,425

PGY 2: $77,096

PGY 3: $80,951

PGY 4: $84,998

PGY 5: $89,248

PGY 6: $93,710

PGY 7: $98,396

PGY 8: $103,316


2-4 weeks, at the discretion of the department and its needs

Professional Leave

Professional leaves are determined at the discretion of the department on an individual basis due to need.

Family/Medical Leave of Absence

It is the policy of Yale New Haven Hospital to grant a leave of absence to employees who are absent from work due to physical or mental disability, parental needs for newborn or child adoption, or the serious illness of a family member. The hospital is interested in ensuring that parental and family leaves of absence are granted in order to allow an employee personal time to meet family and parental needs. Under this policy, a family/medical leave of absence (FMLA) may be granted for a period up to 16 weeks during a 24-month period for all eligible house staff. Under some circumstances, additional time may be available if more than 12 months have elapsed since the beginning of the last FMLA. The leave may be paid, unpaid, or a combination, and is reserved for purposes of either child adoption, care of a newborn infant, the serious illness of a child, spouse, or parent, parent-in-law, or medical leave of absence for an employee who is absent from work due to a physical or mental illness or disability. It is the intention of the hospital to comply with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as well as applicable federal or state statutes.

Long-Term Disability

Full-time Physician Residents (scheduled to work at least 36 hours per week) are automatically covered by the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan. The LTD Plan provides a monthly benefit of 60% of base salary to a maximum of $4,000/month.

Professional Liability

Yale New Haven Hospital provides its residents and fellows with professional liability insurance coverage for professional activities performed within the scope of hospital-assigned duties. The insurance coverage is provided by Yale New Haven Hospital while the resident/fellow is functioning within the medical center; however, insurance may be provided by an affiliate hospital if the resident/fellow is on rotation at that hospital. Insurance coverage generally is not provided for personal activities, like moonlighting.

Insurance coverage is provided for the duration of graduate medical training, but may exclude periods during which the resident is assigned exclusively to non-clinical duties, like bench research. The insurance pays for the costs of legal defense, settlements and awards, and will protect the resident against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the residency as long as the case involves acts or omissions undertaken within the scope of the residency program.

Employee and Family Resources Program

Employee & Family Resources Program: This program combines traditional employee assistance program services, e.g., confidential counseling, with work/life services, for all Professional Residents and their dependents.

Yale University also offers its employees a range of counseling and support services.

Financial Benefits Program

Physician Residents are offered a wide range of voluntary financial services programs such as:

  • Healthcare Financial Federal Credit Union: Savings, IRAs, checking and other services.
  • Bank of America: Free checking with direct deposit, automatic teller machines and preferred credit, in addition to all other banking needs.
  • 529 College Savings Plan.
  • Voluntary Benefits Program: Receive discounts for Auto/Home, Pet, Identity Theft Protection, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Group Legal and Hospital Indemnity Insurance through convenient payroll deductions.
  • Philips “Lifeline” Program at a discounted price.


Benefits-eligible Physician Residents who wish to take advantage of the parking facilities may pay for their parking through payroll deductions.

Additional benefits

livingwell Fitness Center: Located at 48 York Street. Membership is $12 per pay period, which includes the full use of the center, most exercise classes and towel service. Paid by payroll deduction. Hours of Operation are Monday - Friday,  5 am - 9 pm and Saturday, 5 am - 5 pm.

Deduct-A-Ride Program: Physician Residents who use mass transportation to commute to work can save money on taxes. Under this program, you can elect to have pre- tax payroll deductions purchase transit vouchers for your use. In addition to the tax savings, YNHH will provide a 60% subsidy (up to $50 per month) towards the purchase of the monthly commuter ticket.

Child Care Center: Licensed, not-for-profit programs designed to provide quality day care, with priority given to children of YNHH Physician Residents. The program has facilities on both YNHH York Street and Saint Raphael campuses, caring for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years.

Housing & Moving

Yale New Haven Hospital does not provide housing or subsidy for housing.

Moving Expenses
Yale New Haven Hospital does not provide moving expenses or subsidy for moving.

Additionally, house staff is provided:

  • On call rooms for every service
  • White lab coats (laundry services not provided)
  • A lounge for house staff with TV, VCR, 24-hour brewed coffee, food provided every night, refrigerator

Yale New Haven Hospital requires mandatory drug testing for new employees. Failure to submit to such testing will disqualify a person from employment.

For additional information about employee benefits, contact the Benefits Office at 203-688-2401.

Equal Employment Opportunity, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran